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  • Endothelium is the largest vascular organ in the body .
  • It is constantly being serviced by both the circulating blood  from the luminal side as well as from the abluminal plane.

  • The discovery of nitric oxide and endothelin  was a breakthrough .
  • They are under neural, mechanical and endocrine control .
  • Negative emotions like anger and depression has a high correlation with hypertension and cardiac event
  • Positive emotions like laughter and happiness is expected to have good vascular tone

This fascinating  study from Japan and USA (Texas)  published  in American journal of cardiology , discusses how a comedy movie possibly releases nitric oxide profusely from our endothelium

Link placed with the courtesy of AJC

http://www.ajconline.org/article/S0002-9149(10)01050-7/abstract

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